Vampire Weekend are “shut” to having an “album’s value of songs”.
Frontman Ezra Koenig has revealed the indie band have recorded new music in England and Los Angeles for his or her follow-up to 2019’s ‘Father of the Bride’.
Chatting with Mark Hoppus on his Apple Music Hits present, Ezra stated of the time between the discharge of their final report and the impression of the COVID-19 pandemic on their music-making: “It’s loopy that it’s been three years.
“I imply, a few 12 months and a half of it doesn’t rely due to COVID.
“However, yeah. We’ve been engaged on music and we have been simply recording in England for some time, now again in LA, working with everyone and, yeah, I believe we’re … I’m at all times hesitant to… Generally I oversell how shut we’re with the report as a result of who actually is aware of? However we nearly have an album’s value of songs.”
The 37-year-old rocker admitted that whereas they’ve loads of new materials within the works, he is unable to supply up a launch date they’re aiming for, as a result of “you would tinker with a tune perpetually.”
He added: “As you effectively know, you would tinker with a tune perpetually; change the association, change the lyrics, no matter.
“However in that sense we’re shut. I do not know how lengthy it’ll take to complete, however we’re feeling actually good in regards to the new materials. So yeah, a variety of studio time to return after the vacations.”
The group’s final LP was the primary with out multi-instrumentalist Rostam Batmanglij, as he could not decide to the group.
Ezra defined on the time: “We have been one another’s first followers.
“However he was clear Vampire Weekend was certainly one of a number of initiatives for him.”
Whereas the report was the group’s first album in six years, the ‘Oxford Comma’ hitmaker insisted there wasn’t something significantly unfavorable about it taking so lengthy.
He stated: “Effectively, this wasn’t a six-year arduous journey. The only technique to put it’s: three years not working, a 12 months of dipping my toes in, two of working actually arduous.”
In 2018, Ezra and his accomplice, Rashida Jones, welcomed their first youngster into the world and the singer admitted that was one of many explanation why the report was delayed.
He stated: “I am nonetheless getting used to speaking about household. We would favor by no means to speak about it, however, with out element, sure, this album may have come out sooner if I cared much less about spending time with my household.”